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|Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by EvilSec: 11:32am On Aug 14, 2020|
As some of you may already know, I despise skids and sadly there are a plethora of them on nairaland. If you don't want to be one, then you need to understand code is an essential skill of an hacker/infosec professional, but there are so many languages to choose from. What language should you learn? As a coder, I thought I'd answer that question, or at least give some perspective.
Also tl;dr: whatever language you decide to learn, also learn how to use an IDE with visual debugging, rather than just a text editor. That probably means Visual Code from Microsoft. Also, whatever language you learn, stash your code at GitHub.
Let's talk in general terms. Here are some types of languages.
Development languages: Those scripting languages have grown up into real programming languages, but for the most part, "software development" means languages designed for that task like C, C++, Java, C#, Rust, Go, or Swift.
Domain-specific languages: The language Lua is built into nmap, snort, Wireshark, and many games. Ruby is the language of Metasploit. Further afield, you may end up learning languages like R or Matlab. PHP is incredibly important for web development. Mobile apps may need Java, C#, Kotlin, Swift, or Objective-C.
However, there's no One Language to Rule them all. There's good reasons to learn most languages in this list. For some tasks, the support for a certain language is so good it's just best to learn that language to solve that task. With the academic focus on Python, you'll find well-written libraries that solve important tasks for you. If you want to work with a language that other people know, that you can ask questions about, then Python is a great choice.
The exceptions to this are C++ and PHP. They are so obsolete that you should avoid learning them, unless you plan on dealing with legacy.
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|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by Najdorf: 4:30pm On Aug 14, 2020|
But my advice to anyone trying to enter the field is not to try tackling all this languages at once. Just pick them up as you need them.
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by shaggy007(m): 9:24pm On Aug 14, 2020|
As you progress in your career, when any language comes up, learn it.
If not, leave it.
If you don't know where to start, always start with the default language of your favorite operating system:
Bash/python for Linux and mac
Vb/powershell for windows
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by EvilSec: 3:34pm On Aug 15, 2020|
Najdorf:Tackling all the languages at once ≥ suicide
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by JayJayGee: 4:37pm On Aug 15, 2020|
EvilSec:Bros, remember me?
I recently started my journey on cyber security and I have to say it's overwhelming but still I forge on.
You said when I am ready I should let you know for possible mentorship. So here I am.
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by EvilSec: 5:45pm On Aug 16, 2020|
JayJayGee:Oh! That's cool. Ask me questions if you've got any and I'll answer them.
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by JayJayGee: 8:44pm On Aug 21, 2020|
EvilSec:Okay, I have a question now.
In my cybersecurity course I recently learnt how to identify and analyse malwares also how to install and remove malwares. Also I saw myself picking serious interest in malwares. So I'm asking how do I go about creating or learning to create my own malwares, exploit scripts and all of that so I can be an effective red teamer for my cyber security unit?
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by EvilSec: 1:19am On Aug 22, 2020|
Checkout these courses:
Bonus - Grab these books to learn more about malware analysis:
Those two are regarded as a common entry point /decent start to dive into that realm.
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|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by JayJayGee: 11:58pm On Aug 22, 2020|
EvilSec:thanks a lot. I appreciate
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by boycasio(m): 8:50am On Dec 18, 2020|
Bro how can I get in touch with you?
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by EvilSec: 9:13am On Dec 18, 2020|
boycasio:Is it about something important? I get a lot of email requests but only prioritize important ones.
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by boycasio(m): 9:18am On Dec 18, 2020|
Yes bro is super important
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by boycasio(m): 10:18am On Dec 18, 2020|
Pls resend your mail, I lost access to my previous mail on NL, I’ve changed my mail to my current email. Pls resend your mail.
|Re: Programming Languages Hackers Should Learn by Akanimoh113(m): 9:22pm On Dec 19, 2020|
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